Family loses home, dog, Christmas presents in Licking Co. fire

LICKING CO., Ohio (WCMH)– A Licking County family’s dog died, and their house and Christmas presents were destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning.

Just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to the 9500 block of Rainrock Road in Eden Township on the report of a fire.

Firefighters said nobody was home at the time, but a dog died in the fire.

According to the homeowner, she was working a late shift, her husband was in Cincinnati taking classes and the three kids were staying with a family down the street. The homeowner says they also lost their Christmas presents and tree in the fire.

Firefighters said they may never know the cause of the fire because of the extent of damage.

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